Presidential selection qualification: Number of wives
Presidential selection qualifications: How many wives have you had?
That’s a fair question. It provides insight into personal loyalty and stability.
1. How many times have you been married?
2. What were the reasons for change?
a. Death of spouse (neutral)
b. Spouse left for another (-1)
c. Left spouse for another (-2)
d. Number of spouses (less one for death if > 2 then -2 or more) i.e., Gingrich -3
e. Number of dependents (+1 if 2 or less and -2 if > 2)
f. Child support (neutral if paid and -2 for each if not)
Why should Republicans who say they are righteous and conservative get a break for treating women badly?
“Marianne Gingrich, Newt’s ex-wife, says he wanted ‘open marriage’
By James V. Grimaldi, Published: January 19
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in 1999 asked his second wife for an “open marriage” or a divorce at the same time he was giving speeches around the country on family and religious values, his former wife, Marianne, said Thursday.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Marianne Gingrich said her former husband called her on May 10, 1999, as she was having dinner with her 84-year-old mother and said, “I want a divorce.”
“Is there anybody else?” Marianne Gingrich recalled saying. “He was quiet. Within two seconds, when he didn’t immediately answer, I knew.”
Two days later, Newt Gingrich gave a speech at a conference titled “The Demise of American Culture” sponsored by the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Erie, Pa. Gingrich extolled the virtues of the Founding Fathers and criticized liberal politicians for supporting tax increases, which he said hurt families and children. In the speech, which was televised on C-SPAN, he spoke often of God, families and values.”